Testing

10/4/2012

10/4/2012

The schools have gotten their yearly grades, and the annual caterwauling is underway.

10/3/2012

10/3/2012

During his sophomore year, Jose Avalos was urged by a principal to drop out of high school. The next year, his brother was told to do the same after entering the 10th grade. A third Avalos brother shared the same fate in 2009.

10/3/2012

Math has gotten harder in Arizona high schools -- not only for students, but for teachers who now need to make sure students pass four years of classes like algebra, geometry, trigonometry and statistics.

10/3/2012

New York City’s Education Department may step up its efforts to close schools after more than 150 of them posted a third straight year of mediocre results on their annual progress reports.

10/1/2012

10/1/2012

The Washington State Board of Education wants schools to get rid of Native American mascots.

9/27/2012

9/27/2012

Cleveland County’s overall SAT score improved last school year, but it still trailed the state and national averages.

9/27/2012

The accountability measures that have been introduced for individual Indiana schools should be extended to entire school districts, Superintendent of Public Instruction Tony Bennett said Tuesday night in his State of Education speech.

9/25/2012

9/25/2012

A report from the Texas Education Agency on the state's 2012 SAT scores shows two things about Texas students over the past five years: more students are the taking the test, but they aren't performing as well.

9/25/2012

Scores in reading and mathematics dropped in virtually all of the Philadelphia public schools and charter schools that are under investigation for possible cheating.

9/20/2012

9/20/2012

In 2009, Strawberry Mansion High School appeared to be something of a miracle.

9/20/2012

The state this morning announced MCAS scores of individual schools and school districts under a new Massachusetts accountability system that replaces the federal No Child Left Behind law.

9/17/2012

9/17/2012

Two more local schools are giving their students the option of attending other schools this fall.

9/17/2012

As states across the country move toward a systemic revamping of their educational assessment programs, while embracing significantly higher standards through Common Core State Standards (CCSS), it is a good time to evaluate how states use learning assessments and whether they can be better transformed as teaching and learning tools.

9/14/2012

9/14/2012

Test scores released by the Oregon Department of Education on Wednesday revealed mixed results in math, reading, science and writing.

9/14/2012

Wisconsin would pay for all public high school juniors to take the ACT college admissions test starting in two years as part of a $7 million budget initiative State Superintendent Tony Evers announced Wednesday.

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